Thursday, February 22, 2007

"And Yet, Wheels Are Still Turning.."

I had been avoiding watching the news for a very long time. Until yesterday. It's just too depressing.
What is being done to stop Iraqi women being raped? Why isn't anyone being more clear about it? Their damned government is doing nothing but trying to cover things up for 'political reasons', and the Americans are not telling us where the woman is, or what 'treatment' she is undergoing.
Hasbuna Allah.
Yesterday I thought about Ali. Remember him? He lost his house, his entire family, and his arms at the beginning of the war. Whatever happened to him, I wonder.
I remember seeing a news bit about how he was doing physical therapy a little while after I heard about his story, and then about a year later I saw a book about him and his new family or something.
It didn't make me feel any better. I don't know why. It felt like.. A ruse.

Then I thought, 'how could people still think this war was about terrorism or freeing the Iraqi people?'
And then it came to me. People know it's only about oil. They just don't care about the Iraqis. They don't give a shit about others' suffering, as long as it makes them stronger and richer.

When did everyone turn into monsters?

ubergirl

16 comments:

Shy said...

Its hard to think about what is happening at ground level in Iraq, how ordinary people are coping with the everyday difficulties of the war; power cuts, crime bombings of innocent civilians. Its too depressing to thing about

Sam said...

Since the beginning of the war I knew that with time, watching daily reports about people getting raped and massacered would just serve to numb people's feelings; just as the plight of the Palestinians has been strategically overshadowed by other news.

Anyways uber...if you haven't read John Perkins' "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," get it. It'll shed light on many issues...

Anonymous said...

Man this issue is overplayed

Sewmouse said...

It's been like this since Cain became jealous of Abel. Since the beginning of recorded time. Men who want what someone else has have no remorse about anything they do to get it.

We can try - we can work to do the right things and to work within the current systems to change - but as long as men have greed, there will be atrocities committed by those who let their greed devour their souls.

Regardless of religion, regardless of race, nationality, color, height, or any other intrinsic feature - greed will corrupt and greed for power is the worst.

taqo said...

disgusting & sick world.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, people have always been monsters. There is no such thing as a good person.

Evil is everywhere, and I hate it.

Se Sentir said...

It really makes me depressed. Sometimes it feels like I am the only one that actually cares about such people, others seem to just move on and try not think about it. Maybe that's a defence-mechanism by them, and of course you sadly have more evil than good people on earth.

I hope I don't sound like a bastard for saying the following after what I said and what was posted, but your fashion blog needs some posts, I hope you haven't overcome your fashion addiction!

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kay said...

I don't think there is more evil. Logically there should be equal good and evil because they different sides of the same coin but I still think there is more good. It's just destruction is quicker and easier than creation. It takes 9 months to make a child and only a few seconds to kill one. Or months to build a building but moments to destroy it. Destruction and evil is quicker and gets results faster but good is always working, always building and creating. It takes time.

Miss Anonymous said...

Capitalism at it's best!

very sad to see the world like this

Allah said...

Islam at its best;
http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/03/06/79810.aspx

Don't you just loooove it!!!

Allah, again said...

should be an aspx after the 79810

Damn the infidels who inveted the internet

Rawr said...

we've always been monsters.
where have you been?
look at the goddamn history books.
those who have power tend to manipulate it for their own personal and selfish purpose, it is how things are, it is how thing always will be.

greed is the route of all evil

Grungey said...

i stand by rawr, we've lost so many in our pursuit of civilization.. i dont think many of us will be left if we ever reached that point.. its silly to call what we have civilized..

my heart trenches for Iraqis and other people in pain..

Anonymous said...

The problem is, it's Iraqi on Iraqi violence. No one can stop them from slaughtering each other when the Qur'an says it's OK to do so to the "infidel".

Ami

Ann said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

If you're talking about the same Ali, he was brought to Kuwait with his uncle, and given treatment and physical therapy. Later, he was sent to the UK to be fitted with prosthetic devices and for more treatment. I haven't seen any news of him for a while.